Bibliographic Instruction is a class session taught by a librarian to assist students in the use of library's electronic and print resources. Instruction can be tailored to the needs of the students based on course requirements or projects assigned by faculty members. All classes are conducted in computer labs (Main Campus - LB 206, Chico Center - Rm 231, Glenn Center - Rm 104) to provide students with hands-on online search experience.
You can choose the focus of the BI session for your specific class. Here are some topics we usually teach in BI sessions:
• How to find books by using the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog)
• How to find scholarly articles in the Butte College research database collection
• How to conduct research for a specific topic or assignment
• How to use each database (e.g., ProQuest, CQ Researcher)
• How to find a specific type of information (e.g. statistics, quotations, political maps)
• How to evaluate resources
• Learn about search techniques (such as Boolean logic, truncation and wildcards)
• Learn about various research tools and resources in a discipline
• Learn about citation formats and styles
• Learn about what resources the Library has and where to get help
You may also call the reference desk at 879-4024 for Main Campus or Glenn Center, or call the Chico Center directly at 879-4398 for CHC BIs.
Please allow two weeks notice, and submit only one class session per form.
Yes. Your presence is required as the instructor of record for the class, and is important because
• You will be aware of what your students learn in the session
• You will be able to ask questions and guide the session to suit your class needs
• Your presence will encourage your students to attend and pay attention during the session
• You will maintain currency with the library's resources and search tools
• You will be able to provide feedback to the librarian